Oracle is evil and HP is a wimp
I would never buy another Stuperdoom. Oracle will never support Itanium for future releases and has shitcanned support already. They used to be great partners but now are not even frienimies...the hate is very evident. HP blames Oracle for the mess they are in when the reality is HP has been without a long term strategy for years and find themselves late to the dance. Every middleware company worth acquiring is gone. The only thing left is BMC but that competes with HP's only decent product openview.
The only question is HP proliant with Oracle or IBM Power and using DB2 as a great negotiation tool. We might even move the SAP DB to DB2 and our BI workload. Those are pretty easy and would give us the leverage over Oracle we need in our negotiations.
No fan of leisure suit Larry